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This week sees the Junior (CCI2*-L) and Young Rider (CCI3*-L) European Championships come to Hartpury, England and, poignantly, it also sees the retirement of Eros DHI, who partnered young British superstar Bubby Upton to individual gold in the 2017 Junior European Championships in Ireland. Though he’s just thirteen this year, the gelding will enjoy an easier life being treated as the king of the yard — an accolade he well earned when helping to establish his rider as one of the next generation of greats.
U.S. Weekend Action:
U.K. Weekend Results:
Dauntsey Park (1): [Results]
Aston-le-Walls (3): [Results]
Warwick Hall (3): [Results]
Your Monday Reading List:
Like Badminton before it, September’s Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials is opting to launch its own subscription streaming service of this year’s event, doing away with previous years’ BBC red button coverage, which costs events six figures to secure. The £20 annual fee will include wall-to-wall coverage of the competition, including masterclasses and demos during the lunchbreaks, behind-the-scenes feature programmes, and historic coverage dating back to 1990. [We’re already planning a nineties binge, tbh]
Most of us are lucky to have had our lives touched by a good Thoroughbred. But in the story of teenager Jessie Webster, who found herself battling a stage four lymphoma diagnosis, and rescue OTTB Pilgrim, the extraordinary impact goes both ways. [This one will make you hug your horses today]
New research at England’s Liphook Equine Hospital has found a potential link between mycotoxins in stored hay and liver disease in horses. Though the results aren’t definitive, they’re a fascinating springboard for further studies – and could change the way we think about storing forage. [Also maybe don’t grow magic mushrooms in your barn]
Alodar the mustang is making massive progress — check out his second ride with Elisa Wallace!